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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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The Presiding Officer over the Senate
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CSPAN2 06/02/2015
Any Senators wish to vote or change their vote? If not the ayes are 67, the nays are 32, the bill is passed.
Judy Woodruff
Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour
KQED 06/04/2015
Woodruff: There's word this evening of an extensive new government data breach. it's widely reported that suspected Chinese hackers broke into the Interior Department and the Office of Personnel Management, which handles security clearances. O.P.M. says data for four million people may be compromised. meanwhile,
Nicholas Rushworth
Reporter, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Rushworth: Among the leaks, that Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008 saw himself as the only one who could solve the financial crash of that year. Sarkozy considers it his responsibility to Europe in the world to step up to the plate and resolve the world financial crisis. Another one says Francois Hollande in 2012 believed the German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fixated on the Greek crisis. Hollande, Wikileaks, claimed Merkel had given up on Greece and was unwilling to budge. Wikileaks in 2013 alleged Merkel herself had had her phone tapped but there was no U.S. confirmation of that. And there is a similar -- on France with the White House insisting it is not targeting United States' communications and will not do so, but it is not to mention what might have been done in the past.
Nicholas Rushworth
Reporter, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Rushworth: The leaks have been timed to highlight the whole state spying and secrecy question with the French parliament due to pass a controversial security and surveillance bill this Wednesday. Video clip: The United States of America, Barack Obama. Godula: Wikileaks says that it wasn’t just French Presidents who were spied on by the U.S. but also several top French officials, and the reaction here has been a sharp one. The President, Francois Hollande has slammed the report as unacceptable. Dupuis: The Elysée spied on for at least six years. The allegations revealed by Wikileaks come as a blow to the French President. Francois Hollande set up an emergency meeting with his top cabinet Ministers and heads of intelligence services. In a statement, Hollande says France will not tolerate any acts that threaten its security. Elysée Statement: These acts are acceptable. They had already led to a discussion between the United States and France in 2013 at the time of the first revelations.
Aurore Cloe Dupuis
Journalist, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Dupuis: Back then, it was revealed that the NSA tapped the German Chancellor's phone, sparking outrage across Europe. It turns out the French government had been targeted by U.S. spies long before then allegedly eavesdropping on three French President, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Hollande from 2006 to 2012. The French government demands an explanation. Stephane Le Foll, French govt. spokesman: The French Foreign Affairs Minister has summoned the Ambassador to the United States this afternoon. A senior intelligence official will also travel to the U.S. to discuss the commitments that have been agreed between the U.S. and France. Dupuis: Across the political spectrum, politicians slammed the allegations, saying allies should not spy on each other. Pierre Lellouche, Former Trade Minister: Barack Obama should apologize and follow a code of conduct. Democratic countries simply can’t do that sort of thing.
Aurore Cloe Dupuis
Journalist, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Dupuis: The National Security Council insist the U.S. is not and will not target the communications of President Hollande. As for the White House, it refuses to comment on specific intelligence allegations. Godula: Francois Hollande is now hosting crisis talks on the spying claim. An emergency meeting is now under way with Parliamentary group leaders at the Elysée Presidential Palace, and that is where Douglas Herbert is, now as well. Doug, there is so much indignation, anger over there today. Talk us through the developments since the story first broke. Hubert: yeah, you used the exact right words -- anger, indignation, also a sense of, "are you kidding me?" going on here. We've had a steady stream across the political spectrum in and out of the French Presidential palace behind me.
Herbert Douglas
International Affairs Editor, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Godula: Doug, we’ve known about these NSA activities for several years, ever since they were first linked by Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor. Is there anyone there particularly at the presidential palace who’s really surprised that the NSA is spying on other countries' leaders? Hubert: Yeah, you know, it is a tempting question, like that famous line from the movie "Casablanca" -- "I’m shocked, shocked that gambling is going on here." And you can say the same thing about these spying revelations because what we have known since Edward Snowden first exposed the magnitude of the NSA surveillance drag net, if you will, both in the U.S. and internationally. We’ve known that this stuff is going on.
Herbert Douglas
International Affairs Editor, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Hubert: I suppose the reason we have the sense of what we were saying in the beginning, this sense of indignation, the anger. The latest revelations seem to bring it to a new level. We’re talking about if these documents are borne out, if they are genuine -- and there is no reason to believe they are not -- we are talking about phone tapping the phones of three French Presidents. One the current French President. and all of their top, a lot of their top advisers. Listening in on their conversations, the content of that, and that despite the time and again, Barack Obama standing alongside Francois Hollande, talking about how these are the closest allies going back to the revolutionary days. It does make you scratch your chin a little bit and say can you really be someone's ally and engage in behavior like this. As Angela Merkel said famously last year, after it was revealed last year that her phone has been tapped, she said
Genie Godula
Anchor, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Godula: France has lashed out at the United States after new reports from wikileaks said the NSA has spied on the last three French Presidents. The whistleblowing website says the U.S. eavesdropped on current President Francois Hollande as well as Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac. The U.S. Ambassador has been summoned to the French Foreign Ministry and France’s top intelligence official is readying a trip to the U.S. to get to the bottom of the claims. Nicholas Rushworth has more. Rushworth: Wikileaks reveals Operation Espionage Elysée, alleging U.S. spies listened into the phone conversations of the last top three French Presidents and other top French officials. Could be a major diplomatic embarrassment for the U.S. administration, that embarrassment is only just beginning with Wikileaks bound to drip feed more about NSA's spying on France.
Alex Wagner
Anchor of NOW with Alex Wagner
MSNBCW 07/05/2015
Wagner: So far, Lincoln Chafee is the only person to say Edward Snowden should be allowed to come home. He hasn't elaborated on whether or not he is a traitor or not, but I still feel like it's political kryptonite. I interviewed all the guys on hill who are working in the wake of Edward Snowden to reform our surveillance state. No one will say he has done a good thing for the country. Silverstein: Right. And part of that is because even though a victory was scored this week for, you know for Snowden and those who agree with him that it's unconstitutional, that all these overreaches have taken place, the fact is that even after the bulk collection of phone records was ruled unconstitutional, the vast majority of the surveillance apparatus is still in place. Wagner: And growing
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